Volunteering

Volunteers form an important part of the Milton Keynes University Hospital team.

Our highly committed army of volunteers can be found in all areas of the hospital. Volunteering allows people to give something back to their local community. All for as little as three hours a week. It is a great way to meet new people, make new friends and learn new skills.

The Trust recognises the importance of those who volunteer. We have in excess of 150 volunteers across our services including Chaplaincy, Butterfly volunteers, Meet and Greeters, ward support as well as those provided by external organisations such MK Friends, Hospital Radio and Als Pals.

As a volunteer you will help provide support to patients and staff. Our volunteers help in both clinical and non-clinical areas of the hospital. Volunteers meet and greet visitors, sit with patients at mealtimes, support staff on all wards including maternity & children’s wards where there are specific roles including breastfeeding peer support.  Volunteers help with administrative tasks and undertake reception roles which support staff as well as patients.

All voluntary positions have a role description and training where appropriate. We want you to be supported and comfortable in your role. All we need from you is regular attendance and a willingness to complete mandatory training.

Apply to become a volunteer

MKUH welcomes applications from volunteers who can offer a minimum of three hours a week for at least six months.

Our recruitment process is as follows:

  • Apply for the role you are interested in
  • If you are shortlisted for the role, you will be invited to a selection meeting
  • You will be asked to provide evidence that you have the right to work/volunteer in the UK
  • You need to provide us with two references
  • Undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check (formally known as CRB)
  • Undertake an occupational health check
  • Complete the online e-learning training programme.  You can even choose to complete optional courses and work towards the Volunteer Certificate.

You are now ready to be placed as a volunteer!

We have ongoing opportunities in both clinical and non-clinical areas. Currently we are in need of volunteers who are available between 08.00 – 19.00, Monday to Sunday across all areas of the hospital, including ward based and administrative roles.

By becoming a volunteer at Milton Keynes University Hospital, you can make a real difference and improve the hospital experience for our patients, their relatives and our staff.

To contact voluntary services, click here.

Last Modified: 12:11pm 11/02/2022